News archive from 10 January 2016

City awaits next move in Sainsbury's bid for Argos owner

The City is eager to hear if Sainsbury's will maintain its bid interest in Argos owner Home Retail Group next week - while Tesco, Morrisons, and Debenhams all report key Christmas trading figures.

 
Conservatives pledge £100 million to reverse college student number decline

Conservatives pledge £100 million to reverse college student number decline

Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson is pledging more than £100 million extra cash for colleges over the next parliament to help them reverse the fall in student numbers. Colleges have endured "appalling treatment" from the Scottish...

 

Davis Cup hero James Ward bidding to recapture form following tragic death of coach Darren Tandy

After a year of triumph and turbulence there has been a solemn start to 2016 for Davis Cup winner James Ward. Last week he diverted from Melbourne, where Australian Open qualifying begins on Wednesday, to spend a few days in Perth, although for...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 

Michael Appleton lost his playing career to injury, but that drives the Oxford manager as he rebuilds his...

It happened more than 14 years ago, the incident that still scars Michael Appleton, still drives him, still gnaws at him, still makes him hungry to be a success, still gives him the determination to realise the dreams torn away from him as a player....

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 

Matt Symons relishing his scenic route to Red Rose contention after swapping Super Rugby for London Irish's...

Should Matt Symons end up fulfilling his dream of representing England, he can savour the fact that few of those who wore the shirt before him took such a roundabout route to the top. Here is the itinerary: Harlow to north London to Reading and on to...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 

Guus Hiddink prioritises the FA Cup to lift Chelsea blues after disappointing season

Guus Hiddink believes Chelsea’s precarious league position has given the squad an added incentive to win the Cup. The Dutchman guided the team to a 2-1 win over Everton at Wembley in 2009 during his first spell as interim boss after replacing Luiz...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 

IAAF cover-up of positive drug tests 'extends even further than just Russia'

The scandal engulfing world athletics and IAAF President Lord Coe will deepen this week when the latest report from the World Anti-Doping Agency confirms that the attempt to extort money from doped athletes to cover up their test results went beyond...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 

Drug cheats should be handed lifetime ban, blasts angry Mo Farah

Last year Mo Farah complained of his name being dragged through the mud as doping allegations rocked his training group. So far this year it is just his body as he suffered a shock defeat in the Edinburgh Cross Country round a treacherous Holyrood...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 

Manu Tuilagi is not ready for England, says Leicester coach Richard Cockerill after Eddie Jones watches...

Eddie Jones has been urged not to rush back Manu Tuilagi for the Six Nations after the centre made his first appearance in 15 months. The Lions star was drafted in as a last-minute amendment to Leicester’s team-sheet at Welford Road, where he made a...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 

Ostrich-riding funnyman Bernie Clifton fails to fly in The Voice audition

Ex-Crackerjack star Bernie Clifton received a standing ovation despite failing his audition on BBC One's The Voice UK. The 79-year-old comedian sang The Impossible Dream for coaches will.i.am, Boy George of Culture Club fame and Brit award winners...

 

City awaits next move in Sainsbury's bid for Argos owner

The City is eager to hear if Sainsbury's will maintain its bid interest in Argos owner Home Retail Group next week - while Tesco, Morrisons, and Debenhams all report key Christmas trading figures.

 
EXCLUSIVE: Arsenal plan stunning £52m double swoop

EXCLUSIVE: Arsenal plan stunning £52m double swoop

Swiss star Granit Xhaka, 23, will cost £37m from Borussia Monchengladbach while the mother of Paris St-Germain’s Adrien Rabiot, 20, who is also his agent, was in London today to discuss a £15m move to the Gunners. Wenger has decided to act after...

Daily Star, 00:09 in Sport
 

City awaits next move in Sainsbury's bid for Argos owner

The City is eager to hear if Sainsbury's will maintain its bid interest in Argos owner Home Retail Group next week - while Tesco, Morrisons, and Debenhams all report key Christmas trading figures.

 
Aston Villa analysis: More warfare than fanfare, the self destruct sweepstake and other things Mat Kendrick learned

Aston Villa analysis: More warfare than fanfare, the self destruct sweepstake and other things Mat Kendrick...

1) It's more warfare than fanfare Those of you of a certain vintage will remember the old Prudential adverts when Villa fan and comic actor Mark Williams issued the words 'We wanna be togevva' in a Brummie twang. That was quite amusing. The way Villa...

 
Birmingham bingo caller Brooklynne Richards gets through on The Voice

Birmingham bingo caller Brooklynne Richards gets through on The Voice

Bingo caller Brooklynne Richards has made it through to the first round of TV talent show The Voice. The Smethwick singer impressed the judges but didn’t quite get a full house. She was delighted when both Boy George and Ricky Wilson turned their...

 


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